Kisatchie National Forest Silver Bullion Coin

in 2015 National Park Coins

The Kisatchie National Forest Silver Bullion Coin will be struck by the US Mint to resemble the Kisatchie Quarter. This includes a reverse design emblematic of Kisatchie National Forest found in the state of Louisiana. At the time of this posting, a release date was not known for the silver bullion coin.

Congress authorized this series, known as the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™ Program, as part of Public Law 110-456. That same law also authorized the associated America the Beautiful Quarters® Program from which the bullion coins take their designs.

These designs include reverse images emblematic of selected sites of national interest from around the United States and its territories. In total, fifty-six unique locations will have been honored by the programs with one site chosen from each state as well as the District of Columbia and the five US territories – Guam, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa.

The reverse of this coin will contain the design emblematic of Kisatchie National Forest. That design will be surrounded by the inscriptions of KISATCHIE, LOUISIANA, 2015 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

The obverse of each will contain the same portrait of George Washington that is seen on the associated quarters. This portrait was originally designed by John Flanagan and has been in use on the quarter dollars since 1932. The obverse will also include the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana

Kisatchie National Forest of Louisiana was originally created in the 1930’s from several areas of old growth piney hills and hardwood bottoms. Today, the forest encompasses approximately 604,000 acres or 944 square miles.

Within that vast area, a multitude of recreational opportunities are available. Some of these activities include hunting, fishing, hiking and camping.

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